Day 9 Myanmar (29th Dec)
Today we got up really early (again) to catch our flight to Heho (where Inle Lake is). On the way to our hotel, we stopped off at a monastery where we interrupted the monk’s class by taking photos of the gold & glass ceiling & generally looking around. The monks sleep all in one room which had pictures of football players on the walls. We then went to a vineyard – Red Mountain – to see how wine is made in Myanmar, to taste some of the wines & to have lunch with a good view. We didn’t think wine tasting was really a good way to see Myanmar, but I quite liked the white “late harvest”. Curtly – no prize for guessing what we bought you! We then went to the dock to take a motorised canoe to our hotel. The trip across the lake was brilliant. We arrived at our hotel, strolled around the local village – it was bath time – & then had dinner at the hotel. I had pizza!!! (I am feeling better today).
Time to learn some Myanmar words:
My name is Thomas: cãnàw lo k’ aw-ba-deh Thomas
That’s all for today,
P.S. Photos to be posted when the internet speed is better